For those who wish to post their email addys in blogs and other forums that allow them (not here) here is a tip that will thwart the spambots:
From Kim Komando's daily tip:
Hide' your e-mail address
Today's Cool Site features a handy little tool. It will turn your e-mail address into an image file.
Just type in your user name, select your e-mail provider and click Generate. You'll get a picture that displays your address. It also generates a link to the address.
I know some of you may be scratching your head, saying, "Why would I want a picture of my e-mail address?" The answer can be summed up in one word: spam.
When you post something in a blog or a forum, use the image instead of text. Spammers use automated programs to scour the Web for e-mail addresses. The software can't read image files. But, people who want to contact you will be able to read it.http://services.nexodyne.com/email/
If you use this service, they request that you include a link to this page wherever you use the e-mail image, so that others can get their own.
The correct link to this page is:http://services.nexodyne.com/email/
If you wish to accomplish this yourself:
JohnH at the wiredradio forum offers the following suggestion:
Even better (my opinion) -
Open MS Paint (it comes with every version of Windows)
Choose the "text" selection (The "A" on the toolbar).
Type in your email address.
"Save as" a "jpg" file (call it "yournameemai.jpg", for example"), making it a little larger than your typed email address.
Upload it to someplace like www.imageshack.com, an image hosting site, and you can use it anywhere, too.
(image of his sig hosted at imageshack.com)
(Not a real email address, by the way.)
Now you aren't beholden to that website, and you can always upload the image to another image hosting site if Imageshack goes away.http://www.johnmanzo.tv/cgi-bin/board/ikon...t=ST;f=2;t=2777
Edited by Enthusiast, 25 January 2006 - 01:30 AM.